Our "Addis Ababa"
By the way, I realized what a mistake it is to let months go by without a blog entry! Here's some pics from February to early March. More on the way!
Leaving the orphanage.
The first friends to meet Ati were Tim & Julie, friends from Zimbabwe! What a gift that they were in Addis at the same time as us!
Meeting Nana & Grandpa, and Caleb & Miles at the airport in Boston.
And our first family reading was... about a Moon Pie Adventure??
Miles is now a big brother!
Ati and "Uncle" Chris
Meeting Erica and Wes for the first time.
EVERYTHING has changed in Ati's life!
"If my brothers can handle this weather, I guess I can too!"
Miles, our wild and free-spirited one... Notice the "I do all my own stunts" shirt!
A wonderful visit from Ouma & Oupa!
Shirt lovingly made by Ouma :)
"Are you kidding me? It's down right balmy out here!"
Ernie and Ati
Auntie Ann-Elise brought back rugby shirts from Ireland!
Auntie & Ati
Meeting Auntie Lydia, Annelle and Cohen for the first time...
You try getting a picture taken of six cousins, ages 1 to 7!
Trevor with the kiddos.
Miles isn't the only crazy one!
And as the snow thawed,
as the icy claws of winter loosened their grip,
we found ourselves released, also, from a long season of waiting:
A waiting that was at times hopeless,
A waiting that was always painful,
But a waiting that was now over...
Our "Addis Ababa" had arrived.
The nights of crying your eyes out
give way to days of laughter.
You did it: you changed wild lament
into whirling dance;
You ripped off my black mourning band
and decked me with wildflowers.
I'm about to burst with song;
I can't keep quiet about you.
God, my God,
I can't thank you enough.
From Psalm 30 (The Message)